25 October 2016 Last updated at: 3:07 PM
Chilima to meet Pope Francis in Rome
Malawi’s President Vice Saulos Chilima has today left for the Vatican, Rome, Italy for a day long visit.
According to a statement signed by Vice President Press Secretary Pilirani Phiri upon his arrival tomorrow on October 26, Chilima will attend the General Audience at the Vatican where they will also greet the Holy Father, Pope Francis.
According to the statement Dr. Chilima will later the same day meet His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.
“During the meeting, Dr. Chilima will extend an invitation from His Excellency, Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi, for Pope Francis to visit Malawi.” Reads the statement.
The Vice President returns home on Thursday, October 27 according to the statement.